Students leaving Hatton-McCredie Elementary School will now be a little safer thanks to a $2,000 grant from TransCanada.
Principal Brian Jobe said the money will be used to help with the school's Safe Release Program - specifically to purchase additional security cameras for the building's car rider pick-up area.
"The school has eight security cameras, and we're going to add two, plus a localized monitor for student/staff recognition," Jobe said.
He said the localized monitor will help assist in Hatton's "doors locked" policy in which all doors are locked 24 hours a day and anyone entering the building must be buzzed in and out by office staff.
"(Along with education) student safety is our utmost concern," Jobe said of his decision to allocate the TransCanada funds for Safe Release. "I was excited to be able to improve our program."
Hatton-McCredie was nominated for the funding by TansCanada employee Roughy McCoy,who presented the school with the $2,000 check last week.
"TransCanada is committed to community partnerships that reinvest in the communities we serve," McCoy said in a release from the school.